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Mets Morning News: David Wright, father of three

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Meet the Mets

Congratulations to David Wright and his wife Molly on the birth of their third child, Brooks David Wright!

Tim Britton writes that Steve Cohen’s first major move as owner should be to invest in the Mets’ infrastructure.

Around the National League East

Despite Bryce Harper’s wishes, it seems likely that J.T. Realmuto will be hitting free agency and have numerous suitors.

The Braves beat the Marlins 9-5 in Game 1 of the NLDS behind Travis d’Arnaud’s three hits and four RBI’s.

Paul Menhart wanted to stay as Nationals’ pitching coach, but he admitted he was never manager Davey Martinez’s guy.

Around Major League Baseball

Powered by possible future Met George Springer’s two home runs, the Astros took a 2-0 lead against the A’s in the ALDS.

Meanwhile, Jose Urquidy will start this afternoon for the Astros as Zack Grienke is dealing with arm soreness.

In a back and forth battle, the Rays tied up the ALDS against the Yankees, winning 7-5.

The Dodgers took Game 1 of an NL West NLDS showdown, 5-1.

The Indians expect manager Terry Francona to return to the team in 2021.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Grace Carbone wrote about how Dominic Smith fits into the Mets’ future.

Butch Huskey is the latest player to be profiled in the UnforMETable podcast.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2006, the Mets swept the Dodgers out of the playoffs in the NLDS.